Sonic Origins Collection - General Thread

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by HEDGESMFG, May 27, 2021.

  1. _oliver

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    If it really is just prototype only, I'll still get the game, but I'll just be disappointed. I love the somewhat melancholic feel of ice cap zone and launch base zone, and the proto tracks are just way too peppy for the mood I associate with the level. Who knows, maybe I'd just get used to them and maybe even grow to like them after playing the game with them. We'll just have to wait and see.
     
  2. MontiP

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    Bonanza Bros. was the peak of Classic Sonic.

    Nothing felt the same after that... :,(
     
  3. Londinium

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    Bullshit, we all know Streets of Rage is the Sonic series' saving grace and best game, Bonanza Bros is B-tier at best
     
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  5. Snowbound

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    Can music tracks really take up that much extra space? Are they also hiding like museum art pieces in there?
     
  6. McAleeCh

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    Any idea how I can pre-order the Digital Deluxe version from Nintendo's UK site? I've checked on the eShop now the page is live, but can only find the standard edition so far. Don't do digital purchases normally so this is a rare exception for me - any help would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: Seems to be only the web portal that's not displaying the DLC/Digital Deluxe; the system eShop is displaying them as expected. Just a heads-up for anyone else using the European eShop looking to preorder!
     
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  7. astroblema

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    It's a secret!
    it comes with unlockable Sonic Adventure 3
     
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  8. Linkabel

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    It's being able to move the camera in the menu that's probably increasing the size.
     
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  9. This is the only possible reason I can think of for the file size… perhaps there’s more to the 3D island renders than what we already know?
     
  10. Harper

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    It's the entire soundtracks to Genesis 3D Blast and Chaotix properly remastered, that's over 100 songs. It doesn't surprise me that they'd be that massive.
     
  11. That amount of space is enough for almost 8 hours of uncompressed CD audio... and nobody distributes uncompressed audio!
     
  12. PicklePower

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    It's likely video. Video takes space.
     
  13. But... what video though? The animations are base game.
     
  14. foXcollr

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    iirc, the full deluxe package is the following:

    -island camera control
    -extra character animations in the main menu and in the "music islands"
    -bonus hard missions
    -bonus soundtracks in the museum

    Tbh I'm confused how that adds up to over 4GB, but I guess we'll have to wait and see...
     
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  15. Shaddy the guy

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    The deluxe edition comes with even more denuvo. Double your value, for free five dollars!
     
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  16. JaxTH

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    Jack shit.
    Yes.
     
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  17. Mastered Realm

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    The Classic Music Pack DLC features exactly 73 tracks (it's on the site description, also, remember it doesn't include the Saturn tracks).

    Since the last Sonic Game to include lossless audio was Sonic 3D Blast on the Saturn, I'm sure the tracks are will use lossy compression. While Taxman used OGG Vorbis on all retro-engine titles, since it's SEGA producing the extra content, I bet the tracks will be ADX or any other CRIWARE format, used in like 90% of SEGA-developed titles.

    Since the average runtime for the tracks is around 1:30, we can safely estimate 2MB per track and multiply that by 73, which would get us 146MB. I'd be very surprised if the standalone Classic Music pack is larger than 200mb.
     
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  18. President Zippy

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    This sounds like the sunk cost fallacy, mixed with corporate politicking: they paid licensing fees for ADX, so they feel compelled to use it in lieu of a superior free option. To use anything else would discredit the executive who approved or supported reupping the ADX contract for the Nth time since 1998. I can't imagine why the storage size of lossless audio would matter in an age where download speeds of at least 100Mbit/s are the norm. Surely, downloading Sonic Origins is small potatoes compared to downloading SSB Ultimate and all its DLC.

    But this is neither hither nor thither. I'm still hung up on the fact that any of the upcoming content is separate DLC (despite a $40 MSRP on the base game), considering I only paid $5 each for the SCD, S1, and S2 remasters on the Android app store. And I would have to buy all these games for- without hyperbole- the 5th time in my life just to play the 10-year old remasters on a big screen TV.

    I hate being a buzzkill despite the copious amount of fan service in the base game, but this is a crappy deal for the people most excited for the release. The people like us who bought at least 50 of Blue Bunny's Sonic "frozen confection" bars over the years in lieu of vastly superior ice cream sandwich bars, settled for the 4kids dub of Sonic X back in 2004, and bought Sonic Generations on the 3DS only to find that the classic levels reused the original level layouts deserve better for our brand loyalty.
     
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  19. Chibisteven

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    Remastered audio is a bit of dirty word in my book because 99% of the time it's just to make an old recording even louder for re-release. It be interesting to see what we get here as far as the music DLC pack goes.